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Hop Delusion - Karbach Brewing Co.

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222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 40
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
You are in a state of full Hop Delusion, but you knew what you signed up for when you popped this bottle. You knew that it had over 100 IBUs of hop bitterness and that it was dry hopped with insane amounts of Simcoe and Mosaic hops, but you chose to drink it anyway. It's difficult to say if you will ever snap out of it, for you have been smitten with the disorder that many can never overcome.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 03-15-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall this is probably the best beer I've had from Karbach.

I have had this from cans and bottle. Both versions are phenomenal.

Appearance: Golden tangerine color with a white foamy head which possesses great retention. Lacing throughout the drinking experience.

Smell: Lots of dank citrus, Citra dry-hopping makes this wonderful to smell. This is a fantastic beer to admire and just keeps getting better and more fragrant as it warms. Alcohol is invisible.

Taste: Very hop forward but the citrus intensity is so delightful. Passion fruit, grapefruit and sweet caramel dance on the palate. Bitterness is at a balanced level, enough to which states this is a DIPA. Clean finish as well, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Mouthfeel: Assertive, complex but very smooth and almost creamy texture. This is a beer I could enjoy over and over again.

Overall if you have any friends/relatives/trade partners in Texas, please get your hands on this one. Fantastic and a joy to drink.

AMG55, Oct 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don't see a date but this appears to be quite fresh.

A: Pours a clear amber with a huge fluffy tan head. Head fades away slowly, leaving a big island behind. Lots of heavy lacework from top to bottom of the glass.

S: Oh yeah. Huge fruity aroma. Sweet candied citrus. Tropical fruits like mangos and pineapple and ...is it papaya? Maybe even sweet melons? Wonderful fruity hops. Absolutely mouthwatering aroma.

T: Big, sharp fruity hops. Again with the tropical fruits. Has a strong, dank resinous hop flavor in addition to the citrus and tropical fruits. Just a little caramel in the finish before the waver of bitterness kicks in. Not overly bitter if I'm honest. Just big juicy hop flavor throughout.

M: Medium bodied, pretty smooth, barely drying. A bit of astringency in the finish with a bit of sticky hop oils.

O: Seriously good IPA. One of the best, if not THE best aromas on an IPA I've ever had. No knock against the beer, but the flavor couldn't hold up to the smell. It's still delicious, it's just that the aroma was THAT good. Need to make an air freshener out of this smell. My first Karbach beer and man what a doozy. Absolutely wonderful, wish they distributed up here.

Dope, Jul 11, 2013
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Hop Delusion from Karbach Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.